The Ferrari 250 was a series of sports cars produced in the years 1952-1964. As the company’s most successful early line, it included variants designed for road, track and racing. This series has been  replaced by the 275 and 300 models. The cars were rear-wheel drive and the engine was located in the front. The cars were powered by a 3-litre V12 engine mated to a 4/5-speed manual gearbox. Engine power was around 250 hp (186 kW) in depending on the model. In the Testa Rossa and GTO models, the engine output was around 300 hp (221 kW) and was characterized by its light weight (it weighed almost half the weight of a Jaguar XK I6).